The End Of Privacy, or, I For One Welcome Our New Google Overlords!

When I first moved to Toronto, David Samis (yes, the David Samis) invited me to a presentation evening called Trampoline Hall.  Actually, this was before the Internet became huge-huge, and although it was long before YouTube, it was like what you might today call a live, local “TED Talk” on a stage.  The presenter that …

Patterns: Beating sheets

I was asked recently (by a novelist) “how do you do a beat sheet”? It gets easier the more you do, though there’s no science to it; people  certainly disagree on them.  I put a lot of time and energy into unravelling THE DARK KNIGHT, which I found mystifying; I’ve read other versions that I …

Writing A Mouthful Of Candy, or, Pussycat

Today went g-r-e-a-t great. I finished up Act One and am getting a real feel for an altered tone for Act Two. In essence I’m writing a new story around the same key scenes I’ve taken from draft to draft.  If someone told me that, I’d probably think that they really needed to move on.  …